Carborane-based pincers: Synthesis and structure of SeBSe and SBS Pd(II) complexes

Alexander M. Spokoyny, Matthew G. Reuter, Charlotte L. Stern, Mark A. Ratner, Tamar Seideman, Chad A. Mirkin

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(Figure Presented) We report the synthesis of several unique, boron-rich pincer complexes derived from mcarborane. The SeBSe and SBS pincer ligands can be synthesized via two independent synthetic routes and are metalated with Pd(II). These structures represent unique coordinating motifs, each with a Pd?B(2) bond chelated by two thio- or selenoether ligands. This class of structures serves as the first example of boron?metal pincer complexes and possesses several interesting electronic properties imposed by the m-carborane cage.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9482-9483
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number27
Publication statusPublished - Jul 15 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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